Can I visit my puppy before I take it home?
In order to protect puppies from communicable viruses and diseases, we strictly prohibit visitors. A visitor may innocently and unknowlingly introduce a new virus to our dogs and puppies simply by bringing it in on the bottom of their shoes. It's impossible to prevent exposure. Visitors can also increase stress for our mamma dogs and expecting mamma dogs. The only necessary visit is when it is time to pick your puppy up at 8 weeks old. We know this is incredibly difficult for families. We know you are anxious to meet your new puppy! Therefore, we dedicate hours on our end to send pictures and videos to families. This is in your puppy's best interest.
What health care is provided to puppies?
We administer coccidia and worm prevention at 2 weeks and 4 weeks of age. We administer a daily regiment of SafeGuard dewormer during the last week the puppies are with us to rid them of/protect against multiple types of worms as well as Girardia. We mix Corid in their drinking water to prevent Coccidia. We administer Nobivac Canine 1-DAPPv.
Our veterinarian examines our puppies between 5 and 6 weeks old. You will need to make a wellcheck appointment with your veterinarian within 72 hours of taking possession of your new puppy. Without this veterinarian visit, your health guarantee will be void. We want your veterinarian to confirm that we have provided you with a healthy puppy. Your vet will also advise a schedule for booster shots, rabies shot, heartworm prevention and more. It is very important that you follow their direction. Puppies are susceptible to multiple viruses and diseases. We are fortunate to have resources to prevent harm.
We will also microchip your puppy before it goes home with you. We provide a lifetime registration for your microchip.
How can I purchase a puppy?
Purchasing a puppy is a big decision to make, but we try to make the process as simple as possible.
Step 1: Complete a puppy application.
Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing one of our puppies. Each buyer will need to fill out our puppy application. Please also review the puppy sale contract as this is important to be informed of prior to putting a deposit down. It is our intent to place each puppy in it's forever home. Both the puppy application and the puppy sale contract can be found under the "Get Your Pup" tab on our website.
Step 2: Pay deposit.
A deposit of $300 is required to be placed on our waiting list. We accept 6 deposits per litter. When the number of pups is confirmed by ultrasound, we will then open the reservation lists further. All deposits are non-refundable, however we understand that circumstances change therefore we are willing to move your deposit to a future litter. If you do move your deposit you are not guaranteed the price your were originally quoted.
Deposits may be made on Venmo to:
or mailed to:
116 Susanna Cove Rd
Mars Hill, NC
Step 3: Reserve your puppy.
Once your application has been submitted and approved, and your $300 deposit has been made, complete the Goldendoodle or Bernedoodle form under "Get Your Pup" on our website to get on the waiting list. Be sure to specify your preferred litter.
How much do puppies cost?
All puppies are sold with a strict spay/neuter contract. At this time we do not sell breeding stock.
I've placed a deposit; what's next?
If you've placed a deposit for a puppy who is not born yet, be sure to keep a close eye on the website and
Facebook page for updates. We will update breedings, births, photos and videos of the puppies on these sites.
Please refrain from excessive communication. Keep in mind that we communicate with many families for each expected litter. We recommend starting an email and keeping it as a draft while adding to it as you think of questions. Unless there is a pressing matter, we are comfortable with an email once per week. Excessive communication can be overwhelming and can allow for miscommunication.
When do we get to pick our puppy?
How will I get my puppy home?
We are located in Western North Carolina. Many families across the U.S. are interested in our puppies. We have multiple ground transportation options as well as flight options. If you so choose, you can fly to Asheville Regional Airport to personally pick up your new family member and your puppy can return home with you in coach (please verify with individual airline guidelines regarding air transport of dogs). Other delivery options can be discussed on an individual basis.
What will I need for my puppy?
It is wise to be prepared for your puppy to come home with you! We recommend purchasing a small or medium pet crate. In our opinion, 18" x 30" is the perfect size to start your new puppy in. We recommend crate training. It's not a good idea to leave your puppy free to roam your home while you are away, even for half an hour. Puppies may ingest dangerous objects or chew on things that you prefer they do not chew on. A crate is very helpful while you are housetraining your new puppy.
We also recommend purchasing a baby gate. During the housebreaking process, you should restrict the area that your new puppy has to roam. With too much freedom, a new puppy is likely to potty in places that it shouldn't. While we housetrain puppies here at Bailey Mountain Doodles, we like to confine the puppy to a single room while it is not under direct supervision. We place a potty pad in this area so that it is available in the event that the puppy feels the urge to go potty before it's next trip outside.
Of course, your puppy will also need food and water. We recommend feeding Purina Proplan dog Food. If you choose a different food, we recommend mixing your choice of food with Purina Proplan (50/50 mix) to ease the transition for your puppy. A quick change can be rough on their digestive system.
Indestructible toys are another must for a new puppy. We recommend Kong chew toys. Puppies love to chew and your puppy will be teething for months. Chew toys feel great on their little gyms. Kong chew toys are very popular for being indestructible. Toys with stuffing and squeakers can be dangerous as puppies may ingest stuffing, squeakers and other toy parts. It's important not to leave your puppy unattended for this reason. Ingestion of these objects may cause an obstruction in the puppy's intestines. This is extremely dangerous and could be fatal. If your puppy does ingest something like this, call your vet IMMEDIATELY.
A bed is nice to have available as long as the puppy isn't left unsupervised for a long period of time. Our puppies have amazing temperaments, but the temptation to chew is strong for a teething puppy! Dog beds are stuffed and if ingested, the stuffing can easily block a portion of your new puppy's digestive system. This could potentially be fatal. It's better to prevent than to treat. We recommend a medium-size pet bed. We purchase ours from Groupon, where you can find a wide selection of orthopedic pet beds available at reasonable prices. We recommend a bed with a removable and washable cover. A waterproof cover is also a nice feature.
When you come to pick your puppy up, you will need to be prepared for the ride home. Many of our families will have several hours to drive. We want the travel experience to be as easy as possible for you and your new furbaby. We have found that Rubbermaid totes are a great thing to bring when you come to pick up your puppy. While puppies are here with us, they are transported all over the house in Rubbermaid totes (without a lit, of course). We carry them in these totes from room to room for bath time, pictures, vaccines and more. If you bring along a similar tote, the puppy should feel a sense of familiarity. Your new puppy will likely ride very well in your lap. But, in the event you'd like to place your puppy elsewhere in your vehicle, a tote within reach is a great idea. We recommend lining the bottom of the tote with towels (bath/beach/etc). This will make a comfortable bed for your puppy. Bring extra towels as your puppy may have an accident or experience car sickness. We expect our puppies to travel well, but there is always a possibility of an unpleasant surprise.
What will you send home with my puppy?
When you pick up your puppy, you will also receive:
- Vaccination and health care history
- Blanket with scent of mamma and littermates
- Collar and leash
- Microchip information for registration
- Signed health guarantee
Why are puppies so expensive?
It requires a great deal of time, money and work to breed quality puppies. Bailey Mountain Doodles ensures that extensive health testing is completed on both parents including genetic disease panels (Embark Health), coat type testing (shedding, furnishings, colors), elbow x-rays, OFA heart certification, CERF eye certification, and more. Bailey Mountain Doodles is a proud member of the Goldendoodle Association of North America (GANA).
Other costs include stud fees ($2,000-$4,000 plus expenses), progesterone testing, extra food for mom, whelping supplies, puppy food, vaccinations, vet exam, microchip, a take home bag with food and puppy items, and more.
Buying good breeding stock and testing mates before breeding does not guarantee genetic problems such as hip dysplasia will not occur, but it does lessen the chances of occurrence. To ease the mind of potential owners, our puppies come with a 24 month genetic health guarantee. Therefore, you can feel comfortable making a Bailey Mountain Puppy a part of your family.
As a breeder, we also offer lifetime support to owners.
Every puppy is raised on Puppy Culture including early neurological stimulation, early training, and early socialization. To learn more about Puppy Culture, visit www.baileymountaindoodles.com/puppy-culture.